INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WLFI) - Lafayette police officers showed their respect for a fallen brother as Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Rod Bradway was laid to rest Thursday.
Ten LPD officers traveled down to Indianapolis for the funeral of Ofc. Bradway who was killed early Friday morning when responding to a domestic disturbance incident.
Four of the 10 LPD officers who were in attendance are new to the department, having just been sworn in earlier this month.
The day began at Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the funeral itself. Next there was the long funeral procession where thousands of residents lined the streets to Crown Hill Cemetery where Ofc. Bradway was laid to rest in the Heroes of Public Safety section.
"Very emotional, very emotional," said LPD Ofc. Jeff Tislow. "Being in law enforcement and public safety as a whole, you develop a strong brotherhood and sisterhood to an elite group of members."
In addition to LPD, two off-duty Purdue police officers attended the funeral.
Ofc. Tislow says officers from neighboring states also came to pay their respects and even two from Ottawa, Canada.
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